• Warning: Spoilers
    This is a superb film, with a pattern and texture closely resembling that of other films by part-director Kiarostami, in that the emotional content of events are low-key throughout, until toward the end of the film, when something gives. Here, it is the work of Loach which provides the great triumphal moment at the end, when the basic goodness of human nature is confirmed by the selfless act of the three Celtic fans in giving up a train ticket to a needy family of Albanian refugees.. but perhaps the greatest affirmation comes right at the very end of this sequence, which has to be seen to be truly understood. This is a magnificent film which grows on you by degrees as you watch it.